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  • Chris Matthews: Obama ‘Acts Like There’s No Other World Out There’ But His

    11/05/2014 5:04:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/5/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews expressed dismay over President Obama’s post-election press conference on Wednesday, calling him entirely deaf to the millions of Americans who voted against his plan to grant executive amnesty for as many as 6 million illegal immigrants. “The people, if you look at the polling, their problem is illegal immigration,” he said. “He says, ‘I’m going to fix the problem.’ He doesn’t mean he’s gonna stop illegal immigration. He’s not going to do anything to stop illegal hiring, which is the magnet for illegal immigration, really. He’s going to basically say, ‘I’m going to deal with them...
  • Chris Matthews Devotes Entire Christmas Eve Show to Mercilessly Attacking 11 Conservatives

    12/25/2013 8:22:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 24, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Most Americans view Christmas as a time to consider such lofty things as peace on earth and good will toward men. Not MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who actually devoted his entire Christmas Eve Hardball show to mercilessly attacking eleven conservatives with assistance from a panel of some of the most conservative-hating liberals in the nation (video follows with transcript and commentary): Chris Matthews Devotes Entire Christmas Eve Show to Mercilessly Attacking Conservatives CHRIS MATTHEWS: Hello, I'm Chris Matthews in Washington. You know, politicians on the right have done some disturbing and destructive things this year. They derailed every major legislative item...
  • Chris Matthews: It's Been a 'Terrible Year' for Obama

    12/20/2013 8:12:22 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | December 20, 2013 | Wanda Carruthers
    After a year of problems with headlines about Obamacare, the Benghazi bombing, NSA spying, and the IRS targeting of conservative groups, MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews said Friday it's beginning to feel like a "very long presidency" for Barack Obama. "It feels like a very long presidency now. It feels like the seventh or eighth year of a presidency. It doesn't feel like the fifth," Matthews said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "It's a terrible year for the president," he added. .... "There wasn't that rejuvenation that comes with a reelection. There was no sense of 'Wow.' I think that's hurt...
  • Pundit in Awe of Obama

    12/06/2013 5:53:19 PM PST · by John Semmens · 27 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews compared his interview with President Obama to Jesus Christ's return from the dead. “He came among us,” Matthews breathlessly exclaimed. “He shook my hand. He sat right next to me. He answered my questions. He restored my faith.” Matthews said he imagined that “this must be how the Apostles felt when they saw Jesus after the crucifixion and burial. I felt so privileged, so blessed to be so close to this awesomely great entity.” In order to set up Matthews' meeting with the awesome Barack Obama, American University bumped Ballet Petite’s final two dress rehearsals for “The...
  • McCain’s Former Strategist Blasts Palin For Supporting Tea Party “Freakshow” In Defunding Obamacare

    09/24/2013 11:55:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | September 24, 2013 | Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht
    Former John McCain strategist Steve Schmidt criticized former running mate Sarah Palin for throwing her hat into the "defund Obamacare" campaign. Schmidt, McCain’s 2008 campaign strategist, told “Hardball” host Chris Matthews that Republicans need to rid themselves of the "asininity" of both Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Tea Partier carrying the banner for defunding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sarah Palin wrote an op-ed for Breitbart in which she claimed that if Cruz is unsuccessful in his fight against Obamacare it will be failure on the part of the GOP “because there weren’t enough principled...
  • Chris Matthews: At Least Racists Were Honest In The Olden Days, Unlike Obama’s Critics

    08/28/2013 7:34:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 28, 2013 | Paul Bremmer
    For Chris Matthews, every day is a good day to attack President Obama’s critics as racists, but the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was an especially opportune time. During MSNBC’s live coverage of the festivities on Wednesday morning, Matthews unleashed a tirade against the president’s opponents, saying that racists were at least honest about their beliefs in the early 1900s. Matthews began by sizing up the country as he saw it: “This country is divided right now, heavily divided, sharply divided between the noes out there, the ones who reject an African American president, have rejected him from...
  • Thanks, Chris Matthews, But You Can Keep It

    07/24/2013 8:25:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 7/23/13 | Hassan Nurullah
    I am sure there will be many commentaries from the right this weekend opening with Chris Matthew’s self-righteous apology on behalf of “all white people” for the incidents of racial profiling black men have had to endure in the United States. As a Christian American black man, I feel the need to respond individually to Mr. Matthews: You can keep it! I am not interested in empty gestures. “But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden.” Galatians 6:4,5 I...
  • Chris Matthews: Weird Gun People Are Not "Normal," "Obsessed," Racist

    06/14/2013 4:52:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 14, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    According to Chris Matthews, pro-Second Amendment Americans are weird, not "normal," "obsessed" and probably racist. In a segment on Thursday's Hardball, the cable host played a new National Rifle Association ad attacking Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. Matthews lectured, "The gun people, they think about nothing else. And they never change their minds, never change their attitudes and never change the frickin' subject."
  • Chris Matthews: Why do people dislike Obama when he’s never done anything wrong?

    06/07/2013 3:46:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/07/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via NRO and John Ekdahl, Matthews has made this point many times before, usually with references to Horatio Alger, but it feels extra special after a long week of President Perfect completely betraying the Hopenchange ethos of his first presidential campaign. It’s not the cheap racial demagoguery that gets me here; that’s par for the course both for him and his network, where you’ll find far dumber examples of it than this. What gets me is that a guy who’s spent his adult life in politics reacts to the dynamics of ideological differences and partisanship like a college student would....
  • Chris Matthews Calls Mitch McConnell a SOB

    04/24/2013 10:09:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 24, 2013 | 23:05 | Noel Sheppard
    Can you imagine the firestorm that would happen if a conservative talker called President Obama a “SOB?” On Wednesday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that:I don’t know why it is, because I’m not always partisan. But I really do have a problem with Mitch McConnell. I would like to see him get stung hard on this one. So, why do I think like that? (laughter) Because he tends to be a SOB generally? Does anybody like that guy? …
  • Chris Matthews: NRA Wants “Guns on Demand Like You’re Buying a Hershey Bar”

    04/08/2013 9:45:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said Friday that the National Rifle Association wants “guns on demand, like you’re buying a Hershey bar.” “That’s the way they want to do it, guns on demand, like you’re buying a Hershey bar. That’s it. It’s a Hershey bar. I think I’d like one. I’m going to try that. You know, no background check? What are you, crazy? …”
  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews: Is 'Great' Obama About to Equal Presidents on Mount Rushmore

    02/21/2013 7:48:17 PM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    Although every holiday may seem like Obama Day to Chris Matthews, the MSNBC host used the date often devoted to Lincoln and Washington as an excuse to wonder if the current President is headed to Mount Rushmore. On President's Day, Matthews thrilled, "Is Barack Obama going for it? Is he set on becoming one of the great presidents in history?" [See video below. MP3 audio here.] The cable anchor, who famously declared that Obama caused a "thrill going up my leg," first declared, "I'm not talking about Mt. Rushmore but perhaps the level right below it." He later went back...
  • Matthews And Guest Wonder What’s In Romney’s Head When He Looks Down On ‘Hero’ Obama

    10/18/2012 7:37:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 17, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews and Inside The Actor’s Studio host James Lipton analyzed the debate performances of both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama on Wednesday. In the course of their analysis, they verged into a psychological deconstruction of Romney – wondering what he may have been thinking when he “looked down on the president.” Matthews said that it was clear Romney had little regard for Obama “as a person,” but declined to speculate on the reasons for Romney’s disdain beyond the fact that he may not “understand the Constitution.” “I don’t want to get into it, but we can...
  • Chris Matthews Disgustingly Claims New Romney Ad Contains Racial Codes

    08/08/2012 10:40:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 08, 2012 | 11:14 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Everyone knows that politics can be an ugly business, but MSNBC’s Chris Matthews sunk to a new long on his Hardball program Tuesday night. Matthews’ outrage came from an ad put out by the Romney campaign suggesting that President Obama, "announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements," which, his administration most certainly did. Since there's nothing factually assailable about the ad, Matthews decided that the best approach for criticizing the spot was claiming it was "Willie Horton stuff." Of course, the 1988 Willie Horton ad was also 100 percent factually unassailable, which is why that ad...
  • Santorum’s views on the Earth is questionable (as is Chris Matthews' grammar)

    02/24/2012 4:28:06 PM PST · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Thu Feb 23, 2012 | Chris Matthews
    The other day Rick Santorum attacked President Obama for having a "phony theology," an apparent reference to the President's belief that man should do what he can, whatever he can, to protect this earth on which we all live, the earth that is, not counting the Newt Gingrich plan for lunar colonization, the only place we, our children, their children and forever into the future have to live. Santorum called this concern for a healthy planet as being a religion that puts the earth "above man." I suppose he's talking about the concern scientists and most thinking people have with...
  • Bridge Too Far: Matthews Claims Cantor Could Be Culpable For Death Of School Kids

    09/09/2011 5:07:43 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Eric Cantor: potentially responsible for the death of school kids. That was the despicable depth to which Chris Matthews has sunk in his desperate attempt to stir up support for President Obama's latest stimulus scheme. On this afternoon's Hardball, Matthews suggested that by refusing to spend hundreds of billions on PBO's latest list of supposedly shovel-ready projects, Virginia Republican Rep. Cantor is endangering the lives of kids riding school buses across ostensibly rickety bridges in his district. The Hardball host helpfully ran a scroll of all such bridges in Cantor's district. View video here.
  • Chris Matthews: Boehner, Cantor birther ‘collaborators’

    02/15/2011 7:17:21 PM PST · by pissant · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/15/11 | Jeff Poor
    It’s the story that won’t die – possibly because MSNBC doesn’t want it to, since it seems that it could delegitimize the Republican Party and conservatives: Taking “fringe notions” and portraying them to be mainstream, including the issue of President Barack Obama’s citizenship. On Tuesday’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews led off his program and scrutinized the reasons why Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor won’t condemn Republican members that question the president’s citizenship. His conclusion? Boehner and Cantor are collaborators, using the myth for political gain. “OK, you know what I want to do...
  • Chris Matthews' back-patting: Claims to know when he's 'making an ass' of himself (Video)

    01/21/2011 3:50:09 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    You could almost make a “Chris Matthews gaffes” highlight reel of his years as an MSNBC host. He once called West Point, site of the U.S. Military Academy, “enemy territory.” He has said President Barack Obama gave him a “thrill up his leg.” He even made an awkward pass at CNBC anchor Erin Burnett on live air. And on his Thursday show, he told Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall he was falling in love with him. But don’t let him know those gestures probably aren’t appropriate, especially for live television. ...more (w/video)...
  • Imus Rips 'Angry,' 'Vile,' 'Psycho,' 'Spittle-spewing' Chris Matthews for Attacking Mark Levin

    01/13/2011 8:24:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/13/11 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters previously reported, Chris Matthews on Tuesday blamed conservative talk radio hosts Mark Levin and Michael Savage for creating the climate of hate that led to Saturday's shootings in Tucson, Arizona. On Wednesday, FBN's Don Imus and his sidekick Bernard McGuirk went after the "angry," "vile," "psycho," "spittle-spewing" MSNBCer (video follows with transcript and commentary): As NewsBusters previously reported, Chris Matthews on Tuesday blamed conservative talk radio hosts Mark Levin and Michael Savage
  • I Wouldn’t Be So Quick to Dismiss Bachmann’s Presidential Aspirations

    01/06/2011 5:44:43 AM PST · by pissant · 96 replies
    Iowa Republican ^ | 1/6/10 | Craig Robinson
    An aide for Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann told the media yesterday that Bachmann is mulling a 2012 presidential bid and is headed to Iowa to talk about the possibility with activists. Bachmann is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for the Iowans for Tax Relief PAC on January 21st in Des Moines. For the most part, the national media isn’t taking the news seriously. LA Times politics columnist, Andrew Malcolm, blew off the idea by suggesting she is just raising her profile to in order to run for the U.S. Senate. Another opinion writer, Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post, wrote,...
  • Pat Buchanan, Gaza, and What We Learn from Chris Matthews’ Neo-Communist Propaganda

    06/18/2010 1:24:51 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 4 replies · 571+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 18, 2010 | J. Christopher Pryor
    While Chris Matthews’ special “Rise of the New Right” was nothing less than insulting to the intelligence, and pure propaganda, conservatives can learn something from it. If we do not clean our own house, somebody else will. There are many who march under the banner of conservative America, but who have their own agenda. They often keep this agenda to themselves until they are presented with the proper moment or event that provides them the opportunity of revealing themselves without risk of reprisal or censure. Take the example of the Flotilla fiasco. The incident occurred on May 31, 2010 and...
  • Chris Matthews' Documentary 'Rise of the New Right': A Curveball From the Left

    06/17/2010 5:43:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 15 replies · 919+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 6/17/10 | Matt Lewis
    If MSNBC was looking to officially become the cable channel of the far left, it may have finally succeeded Wednesday night with the airing of Chris Matthews' documentary "The Rise of The New Right." MSNBC -- the network whose hosts routinely mock Tea Party activists as "Tea Baggers" -- aggressively promoted the documentary, with Matthews appearing on "Morning Joe" and "The Daily Rundown" Wednesday morning, as well as throughout the day. Matthews clearly believes, as "Hardball's" website says, "the new right is an emerging fact of life in 21st century." As such, it was time to launch a thorough analysis...
  • On Hardball: Worried Next Terror Attack Could Strengthen Tea Party

    05/04/2010 5:20:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies · 986+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/4/10 | Geoff "don't call me Charles" Dickens
    Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's Hardball, brought on two former CIA officials to discuss the latest terror attack, and the MSNBC host agreed with Tyler Drumheller that the most recent attacker was motivated by his house being foreclosed on and also agreed with Robert Baer who feared another attack could lead to "The Tea Party being strengthened" which could lead to "people blaming the White House for a situation it didn't create." Baer also hit Matthews' sweet spot of talking points when he went on to warn that the last successful terror attack "got us into a war in Iraq we...
  • Matthews:'It's The End of the Democratic Party' If Senate Doesn't Pass Healthcare Via Reconciliation

    02/26/2010 11:41:44 AM PST · by pissant · 82 replies · 2,591+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/26/10 | Noel Shepherd
    Chris Matthews Thursday said that if the Senate doesn't use reconciliation -- or what some are calling the "Nuclear Option" -- to pass healthcare reform after it once again clears the House, it will be the end of the Democratic Party. Speaking with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC during the lunch recess of the President's heathcare summit, Matthews said: Do you have to get a bill passed before you fix it through reconciliation? Probably yes. Which means Speaker Pelosi is going to have to get 217 votes with the agreement that right after that happens and the President signs the Senate...
  • Chris Matthews Wonders "How World Will See First Black President Going Into A Black Country" (Video)

    01/14/2010 5:58:35 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 25 replies · 801+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/14/10 | HAP
    On Obama: "Going into a black country with so much exciting action, if that's not gonna be a really good thing for us in the world"...Matthews makes a fool out of himself yet again..(Video)
  • Matthews: All 'Teabaggers' White? Maybe Not…

    01/06/2010 2:16:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 38 replies · 1,343+ views
    biggovernment.com ^ | 1/6/10 | Bob Parks
    It is with the authority of knowledge that is MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that he declared of the ‘teabaggers’, “And they’re monochromatic right? … Every picture I see shows them to be. … Meaning they’re all white. All of them, every single one of them is white.” Here’s a news flash for ya, Chris… my son and I were there, as were many other black people. Maybe your crack staff at MSNBC failed to show you these pictures I (a black man)Sorry about having my back to you, Chris, but I was covering the event for my site and the New...
  • Matthews Frets Over ‘Idiots’ in America ‘Riling’ Up ‘White Tribalism,’ Shows anti-Obama Protesters

    12/13/2009 7:34:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies · 3,152+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/12/2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    On the Sunday, December 13, syndicated Chris Matthews Show, as he ended the show with words of praise for Morgan Freeman’s latest film Invictus and its depiction of Nelson Mandela uniting blacks and whites in South Africa in the 1990s, host Matthews referred to "white tribalism" having been stirred up in America, and showed clips of anti-Obama protesters. Matthews: "In this world of ours today, it seems that any idiot – almost any idiot can rally the forces of tribalism, including white tribalism in this country. You can do it with a frown or a smile – easiest thing in...
  • 'Hardball' host gives 'insulting lecture' during interview with Bishop Tobin

    11/24/2009 1:34:17 PM PST · by NYer · 39 replies · 2,091+ views
    cna ^ | November 24, 2009
    Chris Matthews / Bishop Thomas Tobin Washington D.C., Nov 24, 2009 / 03:06 pm (CNA).- On Monday Bishop Thomas Tobin tangled with television pundit Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” about the relation between religion and politics as well as the legal status of abortion. Matthews’ comments, which charged that the bishop has overstepped his authority, were criticized as a “rant” and an “extended lecture.”Bishop Tobin, of the Diocese of Providence has been critical of Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s attacks on the Church for opposing abortion. Rep. Kennedy recently revealed that the bishop had asked him to refrain...
  • VIDEO: Bishop Tobin Debates Hardball’s Chris Matthews about abortion

    11/23/2009 6:47:56 PM PST · by packyhack · 35 replies · 3,025+ views
    Americans United for Life Blog ^ | Novemeber 23, 2009 | Heather Smith
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s dispute with Rhode Island Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin attracted national attention on Sunday when Kennedy said that Tobin had asked him to refrain from receiving communion because of his pro-abortion views. MSNBC television talk show host Chris Matthews debated Bishop Tobin today about abortion, law and Rep. Kennedy’s Holy Communion:
  • YouTube - Chrissy Matthews: "It's unclear if religion was a factor in the shooting"

    11/09/2009 9:46:38 AM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 710+ views
    CHRISSY ON YOUTUBE.......unfreakingbelievable It's unclear if the shooting gave Chrissy a thrill up his leg.
  • Chris Matthews: Is Sarah Palin A Poster Girl For Racism?

    08/07/2009 8:59:50 AM PDT · by pissant · 61 replies · 1,469+ views
    KXMC ^ | 8/6/09 | staff
    On Wednesday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews hosted a discussion with Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker and Salon’s Joan Walsh as the trio discussed Parker’s latest column, “A Tip for the GOP: Look Away,” in which she argues that the Republican party is hurt by being centered in the South with its history of racial politics. Matthews, who would later theorize that Sarah Palin will exploit white racism by visiting “cul de sacs of whitedom,” set up the segment by reading a line from Parker’s column which compares Palin to a white character in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking...
  • Obama's birth: 'Appeasing the nut-cases' (+Chrissy is still certifiable)

    07/21/2009 4:59:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 40 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Swamp ^ | 7-21-09 | Mark Silva
    Listen to the cheers for the woman holding up her birth certificate and asking why the president won't share his. Listen to the boos when a Republican congressman asserts rather assuredly that the president of the United States, a Democrat, "is a citizen of the United States'' -- Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, as the state of Hawaii has vouched with an electronic record, a point which his most severe critics will not concede. Listen to the Pledge of Allegiance break out. See Chris Matthews of MSNBC's Hardball question Rep. John Campbell, a Republican from California, about...
  • Matthews on Palin: It’s “paranoid” to think big government leads to controlling the people

    06/06/2009 3:01:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 49 replies · 1,749+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 6/6/09 | AllahPundit
    Yeah, seriously. When has that ever happened? Eight years of leftist caterwauling about the coming Bush dictatorship was not, of course, “fear, fear, fear,” but simply prudent, responsible small-R republicanism in response to an expansion of executive power. Now we’ve got a liberal nationalizing major banks and the American auto industry, with health care on the way, and the thought that this might mean a heavier federal hand over the population is an idea worthy of the X-Files. The tax burden alone to pay off our astronomical debt will mean significantly less freedom over how we spend our income; pile...
  • Chris Matthews Highlights Poll Of Shrinking GOP, Forgets His Own Shrinking Viewers

    05/19/2009 6:18:10 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 2 replies · 473+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/19/09 | talkradio03
    Here is the Cable News Race ratings for yesterday May 18th, showing Chris Matthews gets crushed at 5:00p.m. and 7:00p.m., I find it hard to believe this guy points out shrinking numbers in the GOP.. How anyone takes this clown seriously is anyone's guess..
  • Chris Matthews Attacks Pence and Conservatives on Belief in Science

    05/11/2009 11:39:25 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 37 replies · 2,303+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | May 6, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I got some sound bites here with Chris Matthews and Mike Pence last night.  I want to play these for you because it's very instructive about what the liberal media is attempting to do to Republicans: portray Republicans as anti-science; portray Republicans as not believing in evolution, only believe in creationism; blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.  I play this Matthews stuff for you because I don't think it's just Matthews.  Normally I won't give a hoot, but I think this is a template that the left has come up with and that they're going to be...
  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews explains 'Oh God' remark

    02/25/2009 3:24:41 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 1,047+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/25/9 | DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
    New York (AP) -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews said he was surprised by the "peculiar stagecraft" of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's response to President Barack Obama's speech to Congress, leading him to quietly say "Oh God" as Jindal approached a microphone. The remark inspired a brief Internet guessing game about who had said it and questions about whether someone at MSNBC was mocking the Republican governor. Matthews' barely audible "Oh God" appeared to be a classic case of someone talking on TV without realizing their microphone was on, and potentially embarrassing to a network many Republicans already regard with suspicion because...
  • Chris Matthews: “Keep your eye on Palin”

    01/27/2009 7:36:10 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies · 2,038+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 2009-01-27 | Jimmy Orr
    Not even a week after questioning whether Sarah Palin was literate, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Mattthews issued a warning: “Keep your eye on Palin.” He was reacting to the news today that the Alaska governor launched a political action committee called SarahPAC. The committee, a surprise to no one, allows her to stay in the game. She can use the money to offer support to like-minded candidates and donate to their campaigns. John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee have all formed their own PACs following their individual demises during the 2008 election. Matthews said tonight that history could lend...
  • Newsweek's Jonathan Alter Slams 'So Lame,' Sarah Palin

    01/08/2009 5:47:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies · 2,335+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-8-09 | Geoffrey Dickens
    On Thursday night's "Hardball," Chris Matthews played several clips from documentarian John Zeigler's interview with Sarah Palin, in which the former GOP VP candidate criticized Katie Couric and the press as a whole for bias against her but his guest, Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, dismissed Palin's charges as "So lame," and called her "a Nixonian Nanook of the North." The following exchanges were aired on the January 8, edition of "Hardball": First up, after Matthews aired a clip of Palin criticizing the McCain campaign for forcing her to conduct continuing interviews with Couric, Alter called the Alaskan governor: "So lame."...
  • Our Enemy The Media (Don Feder On The MSM's Adoration Of The One Alert)

    11/02/2008 8:03:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 816+ views
    Don Feder.com ^ | 11/1/2008 | Don Feder
    Based on her interview with Sen. Joe Biden, we may assume that WFTV, Orlando Anchor Barbara West: 1. Did not graduate from a school of communications, 2. Will never receive an award from the Society of Professional Journalists, 3. Is unlikely to be employed by The New York Times in the foreseeable future, and 4. Will soon be working with Joe the Plumber, installing bathroom fixtures. Silly rabbit -- Didn’t West know that tough questions are reserved for Republicans? Yet, there she was asking old leaden-tongued Joe how his running mate’s spread-the-wealth platform differed from standard Marxist redistributionism (from each...
  • Matthews: Obama Speech Caused 'Thrill Going Up My Leg'

    During MSNBC's live coverage of Tuesday's presidential primary elections, after the speeches of Barack Obama and John McCain had aired, Chris Matthews expressed his latest over the top admiration for Obama's speaking skills as the MSNBC anchor admitted that Obama's speech created a "thrill" in his leg:
  • What I really wanted to say to Chris Matthews

    02/08/2008 5:13:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 12 replies · 46+ views
    Salon ^ | 8 Feb 08 | Kate Michelman
    The "Hardball" host wanted to know how a feminist like me could support someone other than Hillary Clinton. Well, here's how. By Kate Michelman Feb. 8, 2008 | As the red light atop the camera went dark on Monday night, there was still much more I wanted to say to Chris Matthews, much more that I needed to say. So for the moment, my time on "Hardball" continues here. Knowing that I had just announced my support for Barack Obama for president after having earlier supported my old friend John Edwards, Matthews had me on his show Monday. His first...
  • Why The Media Is So Afraid of Fred Thompson

    10/15/2007 11:20:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 128+ views
    Web Commentary ^ | October 15, 2007 | Andrew T. Durham
    Not being in the middle of it all gives me a rather unique advantage. That means I have no one to answer to for my views. I just watch things, and then I talk about them. In other words, this means I don’t have to lie about my biases in order to keep some false sense of objectivity alive for the gullible. In other words, I’m no Chris Matthews. Let me start then with the current batch of presidential hopefuls: Folks - meaning the current Republican candidates - you really need to watch out for Fred Thompson. None of you...
  • Video: Fred clashes with Matthews, one-liners fly

    10/10/2007 2:55:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 1,493+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 10, 2007 | Allahpundit
    All right, a little grab bag for you here to polish off the highlights. It starts with what J-Pod calls the most “blatant act of obnoxious misbehavior during a debate” he’s ever seen and the long, awkward silence that ensues, then segues into the candidates’ dusting off some prefab zingers as the clock runs out. Fred did well here, especially in parrying Mitt’s “Law & Order” thrust. Like MK says, not a great performance but good enough overall. (VIDEO)
  • GOP candidate Thompson scores marks with Canadian content

    10/09/2007 9:39:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 885+ views
    Canada.com ^ | October 09, 2007 | Sheldon Alberts
    Fred Thompson may not yet have won the hearts and minds of Republican voters in the United States. But give the GOP presidential candidate this much - he knows who runs the government of Canada. "Harper. Prime Minister Harper," Thompson said, without hesitation Tuesday when asked during a Republican all-candidates presidential debate to name Canada's leader. That Thompson correctly answered the unexpected question saved him some mild embarrassment before an audience of Republican supporters at the CNBC debate in Dearborn, Mich. But it'll likely do little to quell larger doubts about a late-starting presidential campaign that has struggled to meet...
  • Democratic Excess: Media find too many candidates—at only one debate (Barf Alert!)

    05/20/2007 9:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 554+ views
    In the wake of the first candidates' debate among the Democratic contenders for the White House (4/26/07), many media outlets and commentators seemed annoyed that the so-called "second-tier" candidates are even bothering to run. Oddly, similar complaints about a surplus of GOP contenders in the first Republican debate (5/3/07) were hard to find in the corporate media. As FAIR noted recently (4/26/07), early election polls are a terrible way to predict the likely nominee. So using them to determine which candidates are viable and which campaigns are merely a nuisance is unwise. What's more, because the electoral process is about...
  • What do you dislike about America? (new low in MSM Debates)

    05/04/2007 6:18:08 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 107 replies · 2,398+ views
    Self ^ | 5/4/2007 | Self
    Last night Chris Matthews permitted the question, "What do you dislike about America?". A question that has never been asked before in a Presidential debate and I believe was not asked of the eight Democratic contenders. As a matter of fact, there were a number of blatantly democratically biased questions and I don't remember any blatantly republican questions of the democrats. For instance, the Republicans were asked about Republican corruption, but Hillary was not asked about Democratic corruption in Harry Reid real estate deals, William Jefferson's cold cash or her own issues with the Rose Law firm papers and the...
  • Chrissy Matthews predicits big democrat win on Today show.(He'll be wrong as usual)

    11/06/2006 4:12:41 AM PST · by Dane · 40 replies · 1,409+ views
    Today show | November 6, 2006
    Chrissy had a crappy grin on his face this morning. He stated that the democrats were going to win big. BTW, this is the same Chris Matthews who predicted that Karl Rove would be frog marched over Valerie Plame. Real good track record there won't you say.
  • Matthews Irate at Irey: 'I Don't Need to Be Reminded' My Brother GOP Candidate

    08/17/2006 8:07:57 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 98 replies · 3,513+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 17, 2006 - 22:56 If I ever knew that Chris Matthews' brother Jim Matthews is the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, I had forgotten. Chris manifestly has not, and on this evening's Hardball peevishly berated another Republican who had the audacity to bring the fact to his attention. After interviewing Dem Congressman Jack Murtha, Matthews had Murtha's Republican challenger Diana Irey on as a guest. Before getting into substance, Matthews testily alluded to the fact that Irey's campaign manager had sent Matthews a press release with proposed questions for Murtha. First on the list:...
  • DFU SONG: Forever in Blue Jeans (bwahahaha...Chrissy Matthews calls Hillary "Dukakis in a dress")

    03/06/2006 6:11:05 PM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 513+ views
    DFU SONGS | 3-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS Chris Matthews says no way...Chris Matthews says no way Chrissy says...that Hillary will never be the prez Some Democrats have certainly concurred...and Chrissy calls her Dukakis in a dress Hillary...will stop at nothing...everyone agrees She'll be triangulating, that's for sure...and Chrissy calls her Dukakis in a dress Bodies dead...she brings dread...what more needs to be said Look at her face with that demonic smile Get in her way...and you will pay Just you wait for those FBI files Chrissy says...that Hillary will never be the prez Some Democrats have certainly concurred...and Chrissy calls...
  • Matthews Doesn't Pass the Laugh Test

    03/04/2005 5:06:13 PM PST · by Darkwolf377 · 53 replies · 1,770+ views
    3/4/05 | DW
    I wish I'd taped Chris Matthews tonight. His defense of Robert KKK Byrd's Nazi comment literally had me laughing out loud. He was INDIGNANT that Byrd was not getting a pass on this. It was so OBVIOUS that he was not comparing Republicans to Nazis but was merely comparing parliamentary procedures. Topping it off was his sit-down with Katrina Vanden Heuvel, who, when asked if what we see in the Middle East was a result of our war in Iraq, actually kept a straight face as she said there were MANY reforms going on "under the radar" and that the...